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Wandoujia launches video search function in China

Paul Bischoff
Paul Bischoff
5:55 pm on Sep 12, 2013

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Wandoujia, one of China’s leading Android app stores, today announced the launch of its new video search service. The addition to the Android app will aggregate videos from the biggest Chinese video sites including Youku,TudouSohu, and LeTV, among others. The app aims to be a one-stop shop for users to search, download, subscribe to, and watch videos. It will not require a separate client for each of these functions.

You can now use Wandoujia to automatically download the latest episodes of your favorite videos. The app will detect your network connection and only download via wi-fi, so as not to deplete your data plan. Just as before, Wandoujia can sync with the desktop client, as well.

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This is the company’s second big endeavor since launching the global version of its Android-to-PC syncing app just a year ago, which now has 30 million monthly active users. Wandoujia says 100 million mobile users in China watch or download videos via mobile devices. So far, the beta version of the app (launched in July 2013) has aggregated 580,000 videos, and now adds 3,000 daily.

(Editing by Terence Lee)


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  • http://www.wandoujia.com Kai @ Wandoujia

    It’s still the early days of mobile Internet. I think the App Store model today is like the Yahoo portal of the 1990s: a simple and popular introduction to a new generation of technology. So what will come after app silos?

    Wandoujia video search is our entry into “in-app search”. For example, instead of opening up 4 different video apps to find that episode of “Voice of China” (it’s exclusively on Sohu Video, but most users don’t know that), a search on Wandoujia will open up the Sohu video app to the correct location (deep linking). This is similar to the solution by AppURL, a consortium of intl tech companies: http://appurl.org

    Solid write-up, Paul.